He’s Back!

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By Kevin Domas  “Nikola Karabatic is in town!” The news shocked everybody in the world of handball. Even French journalists back in Paris were caught by surprise when the news spread late, on Friday evening.  The decision of Karabatic’s return came after a lackluster victory against Brazil; a “success” that made it clear that without the 34-year old player, the …

Another game, another XXL win

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MATCH REVIEW – After trashing Chile by 23 goals in the opening match, Denmark took another double digit win, against Tunisia in the host´s first match, in Herning’s Boxen Arena. Tunisia never stood a chance against a highly motivated Danish team who never looked back after a 7:0 run, right at the start of the game. By Peter Bruun Group …

Norway smash Saudi Arabia

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MATCH REVIEW – For the second day in succession, Norway lived up to expectations and trashed the underdog. On Saturday, Saudi Arabia lost the encounter by 19 goals in Herning’s Boxen Arena. By Peter Bruun Group C Norway vs Saudi Arabia 40:21 (20:10) Before the Match Neither team had much time to prepare for the match, as both were playing …

Chile humiliate Austria

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MATCH REVIEW – Only two days after losing by 23 goals to Denmark, Chile rose and defeated Austria by as much as eight goals. Austria left a disappointing impression, apparently underestimating the willpower of their opponent. But that should not take away from Chile’s effort, who recorded their second win ever at a World Championship. By Peter Bruun Group C …

It’s a start

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MATCH REPORT – Norway did what they had to do – defeat Tunisia in their first match of the 2019 World Championship. Still, it took some time before the Scandinavian title contender created the difference between the two teams. By Peter Bruun Group C Tunisia vs Norway 24:34 (13:18) Before the Match Missing one of their most important players – …

Winds of change are blowing in France and Spain

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By Kevin Domas  The winners of the previous two international competitions are approaching the unknown, as both countries face similar problems, while heavily relying on young players as old generations slowly retire.  Spain are assured of remaining “Kings of Europe” until next year, while France might lose their crown in three weeks time. “We’re not title holders of anything. A …

Easy going

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MATCH REVIEW – Just as expected, Chile was no match for Denmark in the opening game of the 2019 World Championship. In a packed Royal Arena, the hosts cruised to a 23 goal-win, a margin that could have easily been higher. By Peter Bruun Group C  Chile vs Denmark 16:39 (4:22) Before the Match People may not think much of …

Scandinavian favorites in trouble

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ANALYSIS – All three of the Scandinavian countries will enjoy “home court advantage”, at least to some extent, for almost the entire 2019 World Championship. Recent achievements also indicate a successful tournament for Denmark, Norway and Sweden – but not all of them will benefit equally. By Peter Bruun Lady Luck was touching all three Scandinavian nations at the draw …

“Norway is ready”

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By Sascha Staat INTERVIEW – Frode Scheie used to be the shot-stopper of Norway’s national handball team, but these days he is the voice of handball for TV channel Viasat. I talked to the former goalkeeper about the upcoming World championship in Denmark and Germany and what’s in store for the team of coach Christian Berge. How much are you …